Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling
The Most Appropriate day for Traveling
4.) Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) loved commencing journeys on Thursdays.
[Sayyidina Ka`b Ibn Maalik (RA) - Bukhari Shareef]
5.) A narration mentions that barakah has been kept on Thursday mornings for this Ummah.
6.) When departing for the Farewell pilgrimage, Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) departed on a Thursday as well.
- Hence, if it is possible, one should arrange that one’s journey commences on a Thursday as this would be closest to the Sunnah. If this is not possible, any other day will be fine.
7.) The historic journey to Madina Tayyibah commenced on a Monday, as this was determined by Divine revelation.
Extracted from Ash-Shamaa`il al Kubra
[The Sublime Conduct of Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) Volume 3]